I am sure you are wondering if I am ever coming back to regular blogging with perhaps some “substance”… ? Well, here I am – back from a hiatus that was anything but slow and relaxing.
Last weekend was packed with a Miksang Photography workshop and hosting the out-of-town teacher. Long hours in class were followed by cooking and playing hostess as well as tour guide around this area of south-central Saskatchewan. Once I dropped the instructor off after a week with us I turned my full attention back to several deadlines.
Just a few days prior to the arrival of the photography teacher I was contacted by Stitch UK to submit an article about Kantha and a project to help promote the upcoming release of “Inspiration Kantha”. I had hoped to use one of the projects from the book but when I didn’t hear back from the publisher in time I decided to just plunge in and create a brand new project. Here is a glimpse of the new project bag I created:
This on-the-go project bag measures 13″ x 8″ and features… Kantha! It has taken up every spare minute for the past week (yes, I stitched late into the night even while hosting our guest). I had agreed to writing the article before I was fully aware of the deadline… and then I was informed that I have to send the finished project to England for photography. Well, my self-imposed deadline was May 16th and I made it with time to spare.
Although these days I am not sure how much time I have to spare. For now I feel I have to make up for the time spent in the photography workshop. My studio looks like a bomb exploded – and it isn’t one of those creativity bombs I am quite familiar with. I still have stacks of books piled high on tables. I am sorting (ever so slowly) to donate the books to various groups that might benefit from them. And then there is the art work that is piled high… but the art wok I can roll up and perhaps move into storage.
Where I need to figure things out is with the furniture and larger items that are left. My nearly new computer desk is on offer… One of the things I was most surprised about was the lack of interest in the apartment sized washing machine I had originally purchased for dyeing. After I bought it I found out that it is one of the best little machines one can own for dyeing (an hard to come by in parts of North America). It is a Danby Twin Tub Washing Machine with its own spinner compartment. I have used it about 10 times in total and it looks like new.
Here is a slideshow of the machine:
I paid just over Can. $ 800 (tax in) for the machine. I am asking Can. $ 400 (or your best offer) for it. I would love to keep it but am not sure where we will end up and how much studio space I have in the future. Please email me if you are interested in the machine firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, that’s all I wanted to share today. Wishing you a fabulous Sunday. Celebrate Mother’s Day if you are fortunate to be a mom and keep smiling… it’s spring! Found these blossoms for you today. Aren’t they just glorious?